Dora Mae (Zieser) Coleman

Dora Mae (Zieser) Coleman

Dora Mae (Zieser) Coleman


Dora Mae (Zieser) Coleman, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at Linn Manor Care Center in Marion.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Urbana, with the Rev Jim Brokman as celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Urbana. A vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, at the church in Urbana followed by visitation from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements.

Dora Mae was born on June 29, 1928, in rural Urbana, the daughter of Herman and Mary (Kleitsch) Zieser. On Sept. 26, 1950, she was united in marriage to Duane Joseph Coleman at Spencer’s Grove Catholic Church near Urbana.

Dora Mae was an accomplished homemaker, she also worked as a cook and volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital. She also worked as a bus aid with her husband Duane at the Braille School in Vinton. Dora Mae was a great cook, with her specialty being noodles and pies. She also loved her flowers, gardening, and quilting. She and Duane loved to play cards in various card clubs through the years.

She is survived by her sons, David (Tamara) Coleman of Urbana and Mike (Stephanie) Coleman of Oxford; two daughters, Carol (John) DePaepe of Cedar Rapids and Judy (Dean) Darling of Marion; son-in-law, Michael Barrett of Gilbert, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Robert Coleman of Urbana, Ryan (Kendra) Coleman of Urbana, Rebecca (Jordan Hansen) of Center Point, Kellie (Alex) Logan of Peoria, Ariz., Krista (Corey) Murphy of San Diego, Calif., Andrew (Kayla) DePaepe of Marion, Matthew DePaepe of Cedar Rapids, Bethany Darling of Marion, Danielle (Travis) Wiegand of Urbana and Eli Coleman of Oxford; eight great-grandchildren, Emersen, Ainsley, Hank, Kenzeth, Liam, Alanya, Grayson and Hadley Mae; her brother, Clifford (Betty) Zieser of Independence; and sister-in-law, Janine Coleman of Grundy Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Duane, in 1992; daughter, Marlys Barrett; three brothers, Don, Carl and Robert Zieser; and three sisters, Edna Takes, Pauline Hosch and Eleanor Hosch.

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